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  • Hi Brett, I am three months post op from open heart surgery for bicuspid aortic valve and have noticed that anxiety, irritability, and frustration along with other emotions have been a part of my post op experience and have learned that it does take time ...

  • Thank You Ira! ------------------------------ Joe Massena retired hermantown MN ------------------------------

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    RE: Ascending aorta

    Hi Judye, Being diagnosed with an ascending aorta dilation is a scary diagnosis, earlier this year I was diagnosed with the same (4.5). Since then I have been monitored and had various tests. Try to keep calm, it is essential to keep blood pressure as ...

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    RE: Aortic aneurysm

    Hi, Jon I'm certain your wife and kids need you and are grateful you are a survivor!! You have so much purpose to live-out on this side of Heaven… just tune in, He's only a whisper away.  You've got me beat with 8 meds! I take 2… God bless you and your ...

  • Hi Jill What a puzzling experience you've have. And, at your age too. Eight days in-patient is a long time, even for five stent placements. Key bits I hear in what you wrote are high B/P, 15 # fluid retention and inability to walk due to muscle weakness ...